Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 2:48am
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At the weekend i downloaded (out of curiosity) the Windows 7 beta which is active & fully functional until aug 1 2009.
Been playing with Visionlab in it and it all works perfectly fine so far with no crashes etc, most notably, there is quite a substantial increase is speed both on the timeline and at final render.
Just thaught i'd let you all know incase anyone was interested.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 9:39am
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Hi pscamm, thanks for the report! Good to hear there weren't any problems, although a speed increase just from switching OS seems unlikely. You sure you're testing it on the same spec machine that you're used to using it on?
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 11:29am
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Windows 7 is supposed to be a bit better than Vista...
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 12:42pm
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I think you could be right there, from what i can tell win 7's core is based around vista anyway but without all the bug's & hastle of vista *L*
Same system in duel boot config, Usually running on WinXP normally as vista gave me so many annoying problems with other software. From reports iv'e read on some forums the Win 7 handling of memory and multicore processors is a bit more refined than vista was, or, maybe it's just the difference between XP and Vista/7. Either way, there is a noticable difference on the Vlab timeline.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 1:27pm
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Interesting stuff! I'm almost tempted to have a play with Windows 7 myself now.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 2:26pm
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Im yet to get the chance to do test renders from Vlab but to give you an idea:
My system is basicly the following:- winXp home 32bit, quad core Q6600, 4gB DDR2 installed and geforce 8800 GTX
Ran a benchmarking test scene from my 3D package rendered in both Op system setups to compare the resultant render times for a 800x600 still image.
WinXP - 6:29 mins
Win 7 - 4:03 mins
Impressed ???? Cos i am
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2009, 2:29pm
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Yeah, that's pretty cool! Keep us posted on any other FXhomey findings.
Have you had a chance to compare performance in any other apps or games?